Confirmations Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Confirmations Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.

Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the President Pro Tempore, Lieutenant Governor, Senate Majority Leader and three additional members appointed by the President Pro Tempore.[1] The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The President of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The President may appoint a Senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.[3]

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Function

The Committee on Confirmations, which shall deal with nominations, appointments by the Governor and all other appointments requiring confirmation (Rule 32), and is empowered to hold hearings and take testimony regarding those matters where deemed appropriate. The Committee on Confirmations shall not exceed 13 members.[4][5]

Membership

2011-2012

Republican Party Republicans (7)

Democratic Party Democrats (3)

Independent Independents (1)

2009-2010

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